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Posted on: December 1, 2020

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Safety guidelines for clearing snow from fire hydrants

  1. Stop shoveling if you experience shortness of breath or chest pain and call 911 or seek medical attention.
  2. Clear at least a 3’ circle of snow from the area around the hydrant.
  3. Do not stand on the road way to shovel the hydrant and always be aware of all hazards including traffic.
  4. Do not put the snow cleared from the hydrant back into the street, in driveways, on the sidewalk, or any other right of ways.
  5. If any parts of the hydrant are missing, such as caps, record the closest address of the hydrant and call the Public Works Department at 715-682-7061, or the Fire Department at 715-682-7072.
  6. If you have any water or ice coming from any opening of the hydrant, record the closest address of the hydrant to report and call the Utility Department at 715-682-7058, or the Fire Department at 715-682-7052. 
  7. Hand shoveling or using a snow blower is the best option for clearing snow from a hydrant, do not use a snow plow.
  8. If working with a group to clear a number of hydrants, appoint a person to watch for hazards and traffic.
  9. Only clear snow from hydrants during daylight hours.
  10. Wear highly visible and proper weather related clothing when clearing snow from hydrants.

Thank you!!! for your assistance in keeping our hydrants clear and accessible - Every Second Counts!

Check out more Winter Snow Removal Guidelines

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